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Anything and everything about food peaks my interest: restaurants, grocery shopping, new recipes, food facts; even just counting down the minutes to my next meal. I admit, I’ve definitely strolled the aisles of Whole Foods simply for fun on a Friday night and ogled the sea of 20 varieties of yogurt and the hot bar’s endless offerings. Food is awesome and interesting in so many ways, from watching how yeast makes dough turn into something out of a sci-fi movie, to enjoying the randomness of chicken and waffles. But in a world where we can supersize everything AND eat Doritos tacos, you just don’t even want to know what this all means nutritionally-speaking. I thought this video from BuzzFeed was weirdly fascinating; it showed what 2,000 calories looks like when made up of certain foods like doughnuts, Big Macs, almonds and carrots. The video had the same mesmerizing effect as the popular book “Eat This, Not That” but I won’t lie, it definitely didn’t deter me from wanting to eat things like McDonald’s or bacon… but I’ll just remember not to eat 50 pieces of bacon in one sitting, if I can!
Take a look and see if you are shocked or not about what unfolds. My biggest takeaway? The guy who got to take bites out of each item in the video has an awesome job.
Posted by Amanda
When four o’clock comes around, I dream of one thing in particular. Most people would presume it would be leaving work—no, no, no! Food is, in fact, the correct answer. I am the type of person who is always thinking about her next meal and what amazing concoction I can cook up in my apartment. I envision freshly-grilled salmon, perfectly-frosted cupcakes…anything and everything that a taste bud could possibly desire. Well, Etsy and Sofia of SouZou Creations have made my crazy foodie dreams come true at any time of the day.
Her collection features three-dimensional rings adorned with sushi rolls, hot chocolate with whipped cream, donuts, and even a platter of hot dogs and hamburgers! Every palate, whether healthy or indulgent, can be satisfied by these adorable rings. Just looking at them makes my mouth begin to water! I know that the one-time $15 investment can help save me some serious cash (and some serious weight gain) on my impulse snack buying after leaving the office. (Goodbye Pinkberry!) All I will need to do is look down at my hand to find my next delectable dream!
Posted by Casey
To congratulate David Hasselhoff on being named “The Smoothest TV Star of 2011” (Wouldn’t Patrick Dempsey have been a better choice?), Del Monte has created a Hasselhoff-shaped popsicle. And you thought licking a SpongeBob ice cream was weird…
Del Monte’s newest ice pop, dubbed the “Hoffsicle” is molded to resemble the head and torso of America’s favorite fifty-something ex-Baywatch star. The real Hasselhoff is having a field day with the new treat, littering social media sites with goofy full-grin pictures of himself with the raspberry smoothie flavored ice-lolly and calling it “Hoffalicious.”
I always thought having a Barbie or action figure of yourself was the ultimate symbol of making it big; I think it’s safe to say that David Hasselhoff has now raised the bar, one Hoffalicious lick at a time!
Posted by Mary
Disclaimer: if you take offense easily, do not continue reading this post. If the opposite, proceed, and don’t feel the need to thank me, I will just assume your gratitude.
There are few things in life I like more than unhealthy food and absurd YouTube videos. So when I was introduced to the Epic Meal Time cooking series on YouTube, I was overwhelmed with joy.
While it is impossible to experience the magic of Epic Meal Time without watching it, I will do my best to briefly explain. Known for concocting high-calorie meals (think in the realm of 100,000 calories) made generally out of meat products and always including an obscene amount of bacon and hard alcohol, the Epic Meal team, led by the always offensive and hilarious Harley Morenstein, has become an Internet sensation, attracting several millions of views to each video.
With meals such as Fast Food Lasagna, Chili Four Loko, and Meatball Deathstar, you can’t help but be curious. So go ahead, just watch one…you know you want to.
Posted by Brooke
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Are you tired of the rude greeting you receive from your alarm clock every morning? I know I am. Luckily, there is a solution. My friends, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon!
The Wake n’ Bacon joins the ranks of other bizarre bacon products offered for bacon lovers everywhere. This new pork-a-licious product is an alarm clock that prompts the sleeper to wake-up—not with a heinous and constant chiming, but with the aroma of slow-cooked bacon. And this is no faux-fragrance; the alarm clock cooks actual bacon! Simply place a frozen strip of bacon in the side compartment of the pig-shaped gadget before you go to bed, then, 10 minutes before your alarm is set to go off, the Wake n’ Bacon starts cooking.
Although this sounds wonderful in theory, I’m not sure I’m quite ready to turn my nightstand into a diner. However, for those of you out there excited about feeding your alarm clock frozen bacon every night, get ready to rise and swine!
Posted by Alex